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Since Berkman was shifted to 1B, wouldn't the Pujols "fill in" be mostly attributed to Jay?
Can't say that I paid A nickel to listen to Scully. Though I paid many nickels to listen to Vin Scully. I used to pay for the MLB.com radio feed just so I could listen to the Dodger's broadcasts. Money well spent! It's a shame that Vin's days behind the microphone are quickly becoming numbered. Sorry Charlie (Steiner), I won't be paying to listen to your broadcasts when the great Vin is gone.
Because there are platoon splits, batter perception obviously matters. It's not just the time it takes for the ball to reach the plate. The physics are complicated, so it will be interesting to see if all this can be broken down and calculated to be useful. However, part of me likes the simple mantra, "see the ball, hit the ball."
There are no guarantees. Since he's making the news for the wrong reasons, wasn't Ryan Leaf considered the better prospect going into his draft over Peyton Manning? If I recall, San Diego gave up a lot of picks to move up one spot to guarantee themselves the rights to negotiate for his services. And then in those negotiations gave him a lot of money (I vaguely recall something about the largest signing bonus ever given to a rookie at the time).
The problem isn't the money, the problem is Bud Selig can't market his game. Rather then dwell on the enormous talent of Strasburg, he'd rather comment on how the sky is falling because he'll get so much money.
If he had pitched 270 innings this year that would be criminal. What's a college baseball season, about 50 games? 270 innings would be over half the innings for the entire season.
I'd say just a hitter, definitely not a "professional hitter". When was the last time you heard a guy called a "professional hitter" and saw a batting line that didn't make you wonder why he was taking up a roster space? Isn't professional hitter the euphamism for "he used to be a good ballplayer." Matt Stairs is still a good ball player.
I missed this play while flipping between hockey and the Phillies so I'm not sure how close it was. However, isn't Hanley exhibit A why some players shouldn't be "hustling" on every play? What's more costly in the long run, an occasional safe call on a routine grounder in the middle of the season or missing your best player entirely for a few games. Players should play hard and try, that is at least running to first base upon making some kind of contact, but "hustle" (running like it's Game 7 of the World Series on every play) can be so overrated.
Joe, maybe they should have just postponed the whole post-season until next year to see if the Yankees could qualify.
Then again, a rain out would be beneficial to the Phillies since they could trot out Hamels on Monday in Game 4 rather than Game 5.
You\'re missing something, but it doesn\'t affect your count. Ford took over the Presidency, but unlike Johnson, he never won an election. 13-12 it is.
I think I see where the mistake has come in. We have had two Roosevelt\'s as President. Teddy was a Republican and Franklin was a Democrat. If you take FDR\'s four election wins and attribute them to Teddy\'s Republicaness you come out with the suspect party count of 17-8. Classifying FDR a Republican? I think Buckner made a better play on that ground ball.
1908 R Taft
1912 D Wilson
1916 D Wilson
1920 R Harding
1924 R Coolidge
1928 R Hoover
1932 D Roosevelt
1936 D Roosevelt
1940 D Roosevelt
1944 D Roosevelt
1948 D Truman
1952 R Eisehower
1956 R Eisehower
1960 D Kennedy
1964 D Johnson
1968 R Nixon
1972 R Nixon
1976 D Carter
1980 R Regan
1984 R Regan
1988 R Bush
1992 D Clinton
1996 D Clinton
2000 R Bush
2004 R Bush
While not technically domes, don\'t the World Series played in Arizona and Houston count as \"indoors\"?
That\'s why I\'m rooting for the Dodgers. If the Dodgers make it, we\'ll once again be blessed with the opportunity to listen to Vin Scully broadcast the World Series. I suppose the same bright bulb that put McCarver in the booth is related to the bright bulb that stopped hiring Scully to do World Series radio broadcasts so many years ago.
My Joe, we\'re a little cranky this morning. Did Will hoard all the coffee for himself this week and not share? I agree the save category is a little ubsurd, especially when you consider that a middle reliever who loses the lead doesn\'t get credit with a blown hold but rather a blown save. I digress. In your very large sample size of 11 pitchers, Rodriguez comes out near the end and you trumpet this fact. Why is it that anytime you want to tear someone down in baseball and he happens to be the first out of a very large sample of 10 he is just a product of small sample size? The saves record is going to fall. Live with it. It\'s nice when the best player holds the record, but we all know the \"greatest\" player doesn\'t always hold the top spot in the history books. See Thigpen, Bobby (for now) and Rose, Pete. At the end of the day, opportunities aside, he still had to go out and close 58 games.